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DNR Board Approves In-Depth Study Of Frac Sand

2015-1-28  The Department of Natural Resources will take a closer look at industrial sand mining in Wisconsin, after the Natural Resources Board unanimously approved an in-depth study on Wednesday. DNR Board Approves In-Depth Study Of Frac Sand

Wisconsin DNR approves frac sand-related permit

2014-1-11  The DNR approves ALL silica sand mining permit applications. This story would only be newsworthy if the DNR actually denied a permit.

DNR approves frac sand-related permit Local

2014-1-11  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a permit application to change the course of Trout Run Creek, discharge fill material

DNR Staff Felt Pressure To Approve Wetland Fill For

2021-4-13  A two-year battle to build a frac sand plant on 16 acres of rare wetlands in Monroe County is coming to a head this spring. A judge will decide if the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources followed the law when it approved the project last year.

Frac sand mine permit approved by DNR KBIA

2018-8-12  Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources approved the permit for a 73-acre frac sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County Thursday. The department also denied a request for an official hearing on the proposed mine owned by Summit Proppants. Several people who live near the proposed mine have been fighting the approval

Legislature to require DNR approval for frac sand

2013-5-19  An environment budget bill passed by the Legislature Saturday night will require companies that want to mine frac sand to get approval from the Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the new legislation stops short of what some were seeking.

DNR Staff Felt Pressure To Approve Wetland Fill For

2021-2-3  DNR Staff Felt Pressure To Approve Wetland Fill For Frac Sand Mining Project Emails Show Frustration Over Lack Of Information From Company And Tight Deadlines Set By DNR Administration (WPR)---A two-year battle to build a frac sand

DNR staff felt pressure to approve wetland fill for frac

2018-4-9  A two-year battle to build a frac sand plant on 16 acres or rare wetlands in Monroe County is coming to a head this spring. A judge will decide if DNR staff felt pressure to approve wetland fill

Industrial sand mining overview Wisconsin DNR

2021-5-5  Industrial sand operations that have a requirement in their permit to monitor for particulate matter are required to provide ambient monitoring data to the DNR. The DNR Air Management Program works with industrial sand facilities to provide technical

Enviro budget bill requires DNR approval for frac sand

2013-5-19  Enviro budget bill requires DNR approval for frac sand mining. ST. PAUL, Minn. Companies looking to mine frac sand in Minnesota would need to get

Legislature to require DNR approval for frac sand

2013-5-19  Minnesota Public Radio reports that the new legislation stops short of what some were seeking. Some opponents of silica sand mining wanted the Legislature to ban it or forbid mining near trout streams. Rep. Jean Wagenius (DFL- Minneapolis) said the permit process will ensure that the push to mine the sand does not harm the environment.

DNR board unanimously approves rules raising

2021-1-28  Frac sand producer Covia files for bankruptcy; $1B cost reduction plan proposed Jul 1, 2020 Covia, which owns permitted mines and plants in Columbia, Dunn, Monroe, Pierce and Waupaca counties, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying a restructuring plan negotiated with lenders will eliminate more than $1 billion in fixed costs.

DNR Agrees To Conduct In-Depth Study Of Frac Sand

2015-1-14  The Department of Natural Resources has agreed to conduct an in-depth study of Wisconsin’s frac sand industry. In October, frac sand mining opponents petitioned the Natural Resources Board asking for a strategic analysis of the industry — a comprehensive look at how sand mining is impacting the environment, economy and human health. On Monday, the DNR recommended the

Wisconsin approves new frac sand mines despite

2014-12-23  The Wisconsin State Journal said over 200 non-metallic silica sand mines were approved under a now-expired 2009 permit. DNR administrator Russ Rasmussen told the Madison news outlet the permit was designed to avoid pollution from gravel pits, not the sprawling mines that make hundreds of rail shipments of silica sand each day to oil-and-gas drillers.

DNR approves portion of sand mine project rejected

2014-2-3  DNR approves portion of sand mine project rejected by county. February 3, 2014. By Scott Thomson, TCT News Editor The DNR last week Monday ruled that AllEnergy’s plans for a railroad loop meets state standards for wetland water quality certificaton and navigable waterways. Learn what makes us the best choice for frac sand. Learn More

DNR Board Orders Review Of Petition Calling For In

2014-10-29  The document asks the DNR for a comprehensive environmental assessment of the impacts of frac sand mining on public health and the environment. Madison resident Ann Casper said the frac sand industry wants to open five sand mines and rail loading facilities near her parents’ home in the Jackson County community of Hixton.

DNR approves further study of sand mining industry

2015-2-2  The new sand mining study will provide an update to a 2012 DNR report, said David Siebert, director of environmental analysis and sustainability. Such a study is needed because of the tremendous expansion of industrial sand mining in Wisconsin, people with concerns about mining said.

Opponents of sand mining project sue Wisconsin

2017-6-20  A sand mining project would process and ship sand to the oil patch. DNR approves sand mining project with large wetlands loss. Supreme Court votes 4-3 to deny frac sand

Frack sand company sues Wisconsin DNR over permit

2019-6-6  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Atlanta-based fracking company is taking the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to court over its decision to deny a permit to construct a $75 million sand processing plant in Monroe County. Wisconsin Public Radio reported Thursday that Meteor Timber filed a lawsuit in Monroe County circuit court challenging the DNR []

Wisconsin reworks frac sand mining permits •

2016-4-15  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is in the process of drafting a new general wastewater permit for frac sand mines and processing facilities, reports Wisconsin Public Radio.. The new rule would require companies to self-report the chemicals they used to wash the sand, which can contain trace amounts of toxic materials.

Judge won’t reinstate frac-sand permit in Monroe

2020-9-21  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge refused Monday to reinstate a wetlands permit for a $75 million frac sand operation in Monroe County. Meteor Timber of Atlanta has been working for four years to gain permission to build a frac-sand plant and rail-loading center on a property that includes a hardwood swamp. The DNR under then-Gov. Scott Walker granted the company a permit to fill 16.25

DNR investigating western Wisconsin frac sand mine

2019-8-7  The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a spill at a Jackson County frac sand mine.

Opponents of sand mining project sue Wisconsin

2017-6-20  A sand mining project would process and ship sand to the oil patch. DNR approves sand mining project with large wetlands loss. Supreme Court votes 4-3 to deny frac sand

Wisconsin reworks frac sand mining permits •

2016-4-15  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is in the process of drafting a new general wastewater permit for frac sand mines and processing facilities, reports Wisconsin Public Radio.. The new rule would require companies to self-report the chemicals they used to wash the sand, which can contain trace amounts of toxic materials.

PUB2404 DNR

General permit MO-G49 is available for limestone, frac sand, and other rock quarry stormwater and process wastewater discharges. Upon submittal, the department will review the application and hold a 30-day public comment period. After the public comment period, the

Town of Rock Holds Public Hearing for Frac Sand

2019-3-1  The Town of Rock held a joint Town Board and Zoning Board Public Hearing on Feb. 27 to discuss the draft development agreement between Coulee Frac Sand and the Town of Rock for the proposed Frac Sand Mine at the corner of County Road V and MacArthur Drive. The first part of the agreement lays []

La Crosse Tribune: Former DNR chief criticizes Monroe

La Crosse Tribune: Former DNR chief criticizes Monroe County wetland permit, legislative end run for frac project The former head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources criticized the agency’s decision to allow a Georgia company to build a frac sand operation on Monroe County wetlands and legislative attempts to exempt the project

DNR reiterates that Houston County's Erickson silica

2014-8-19  In Frac sand update: DNR requires Erickson Mine to cease, acquire trout stream setback permit, we looked at the DNR's decision to enforce a new law produced by a compromise in the 2013 legislative session. Since then, the mine owners have complained that their operation was being singled out, while the DNR replied that this was not the case (see letters below).

Wisconsin frac sand industry weathering economic

2017-5-14  Frac sand producers have announced plans to lay off nearly 190 Wisconsin workers so far this year, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the state’s mass layoffs reported by the Department of

One-year moratorium for new frac sand mining gains

2013-2-28  One-year moratorium for new frac sand mining gains traction as senate committee approves bill On Tuesday, February 26, the Minnesota Senate Environment and Energy Committee approved S.F. 786 on a partisan 8-4 vote, sending the bill on to the chamber's State and Local Government committee, after chief author Senator Matt Schmit (DFL-Red Wing